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***on The Old Pond - Poem by Sadiqullah Khan

I have seen
The old pond
Frog jumping in
And sound of water
4/1/2010



The Old Pond

Matsuo Basho

Following are several translations
of the 'Old Pond' poem, which may be
the most famous of all haiku:

Furuike ya
kawazu tobikomu
mizu no oto

- Basho


Literal Translation

Fu-ru (old) i-ke (pond) ya,
ka-wa-zu (frog) to-bi-ko-mu (jumping into)
mi-zu (water) no o-to (sound)


Translated by Fumiko Saisho

The old pond-
a frog jumps in,
sound of water.


Translated by Robert Hass

Old pond...
a frog jumps in
water's sound.


Translated by William J. Higginson

An old silent pond...
A frog jumps into the pond,
splash! Silence again.


Translated by Harry Behn

There is the old pond!
Lo, into it jumps a frog:
hark, water's music!


Translated by John Bryan

The silent old pond
a mirror of ancient calm,
a frog-leaps-in splash.


Translated by Dion O'Donnol

old pond
frog leaping
splash


Translated by Cid Corman

Antic pond-
frantic frog jumps in-
gigantic sound.


Translated by Bernard Lionel Einbond

MAFIA HIT MAN POET: NOTE FOUND PINNED TO LAPEL
OF DROWNED VICTIM'S DOUBLE-BREASTED SUIT! ! !

'Dere wasa dis frogg
Gone jumpa offa da logg
Now he inna bogg.'

- Anonymous


Translated by George M. Young, Jr.

Old pond
leap - splash
a frog.


Translated by Lucien Stryck

The old pond,
A frog jumps in: .
Plop!


Translated by Allan Watts

The old pond, yes, and
A frog is jumping into
The water, and splash.

Translated by G.S. Fraser

Matsuo Basho

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